Words: Isaac Watts, "Hymns and Spiritual Songs"
1 How honorable is the place Where we adoring stand! Zion, the glory of the earth, And beauty of the land! 2 Bulwarks of mighty grace defend The city where we dwell; The walls, of strong salvation made, Defy the assaults of hell. 3 Lift up the everlasting gates, The doors wide open fling; Enter, ye nations that obey The statutes of our King. 4 Here shall you taste unmingled joys, And live in perfect peace, And that have known Jehovah's name, And ventured on his grace. 5 Trust in the Lord, for ever trust, And banish all your fears; Strength in the Lord Jehovah dwells, Eternal as his years. 6 What though the rebels dwell on high, His arm shall bring them low; Low as the caverns of the grave Their lofty heads shall bow. 7 On Babylon our feet shall tread In that rejoicing hour; The ruins of her walls shall spread A pavement for the poor.